Churcher’s College students will be performing Peter Shaffer’s brilliant play Amadeus in Petersfield, Alton and Winchester later this month.

In the court of the Austrian emperor Joseph II, Antonio Salieri is the most famous and celebrated composer of his age. Salieri pledged himself to God so that he might realise his sole ambition - to be a great composer.

Suddenly Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arrives - a foul-mouthed, graceless lout. Salieri, however, recognises in Mozart the one thing that he craves and, compared to which, he is but a mediocrity - true genius.

How could God give the imbecile Mozart this great gift and leave the worthy Salieri to burn in jealousy? Slowly but surely, Salieri plots Mozart’s downfall.

Amadeus will be performed at the Assembly Hall in Churcher’s College on March 18 and 19 at 7.30pm (tickets £13), the Alton Assembly Rooms on March 22 at 7.30pm (tickets £13), and the Theatre Royal Winchester on March 25 at 7.30pm (tickets £15).

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